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Improving Palliative Care for Cancer

Author: Hellen Gelband; Kathleen M Foley
Publisher: National Academies Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In our society's aggressive pursuit of cures for cancer, we have neglected symptom control and comfort care. This work examines the barriers - scientific, policy, and social - that keep those in need  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Improving Palliative Care for Cancer
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hellen Gelband; Kathleen M Foley
OCLC Number: 938408903
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Part 1: Executive Summary; 3 1 Background and Recommendations; 4 Part 2 2 Reliable, High-Quality, Efficient End-of-Life Care for Cancer Patients: Economic Issues and Barriers; 5 3 Quality of Care and Quality Indicators for End-of-Life Cancer Care: Hope for the Best, Yet Prepare for the Worst; 6 4 The Current State of Patient and Family Information About End-Of-Life Care; 7 5 Palliative Care for African Americans and Other Vulnerable Populations: Access and Quality Issues; 8 6 End-of-Life Care: Special Issues in Pediatric Oncology; 9 7 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Psychosocial and Physical Symptoms of Cancer; 10 8 Cross-Cutting Research Issues: A Research Agenda for Reducing Distress of Patients With Cancer; 11 9 Professional Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Physicians, Nurses, and Social Workers; 12 Index

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